Principal's Welcome

Dear Centennial Parents:

 Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Centennial Academy of Fine Arts.    We are so excited to be back at school and see all the familiar faces of returning students and also meet lots of new students and families.  We truly value our partnerships with parents and families and our students will benefit when we all work together.  

You will also have many opportunities to visit the school and learn more about your child’s school day and individual progress which include: Meet and Greet, Back to School Nights, Parent Teacher Conferences in the fall and spring, and many student performances.    We encourage your active involvement and participation in your child’s education at Centennial and invite you to volunteer in the school throughout the year.

Centennial has several ways in which we will be communicating with parents and families throughout the year with the goal of reaching everyone.  Communication(s) will be sent home through Tuesday Folders, monthly school and classroom newsletters, Centennial Website and our Centennial App.  If you have not already done so, please download the Centennial app by searching for School Flyer and selecting Centennial Academy of Fine Arts as your school on the iTunes or Google Play store.  This is a great way to get up-to-date communication via your Smartphone.

Centennial dismissal is a dynamic process, with students going home multiple ways.  Car pick up (curbside) opens at 2:40pm.  Kindergarten dismissal is 2:45, 1st grade dismissal is 2:50, 2nd grade through 5th grade dismissal is 2:53. We encourage you to let your child know if the way they are getting home changes day to day so students are not confused at dismissal.

Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or ideas as we are always open to improving your child’s school experience.  We believe that a strong partnership between parents and teachers is necessary for the greatest support of our children and their learning. Thank you for working together with us this year.  I look forward to meeting you and seeing all of you at various school events throughout the year.  Let’s make this a fantastic year together!


Karla Gruenwald